Whether audio-visual experimental groups, decorated ‘world music’ acts, or straight-forward cultural criticism, New Internationalist’s music section looks at the intersection of music, politics and activism.
Moldovan Eurovision veterans Zdob și Zdub have been on quite the musical journey. Conrad Landin speaks to their lead singer.
Louise Gray reviews Strike by Lining Time and Together for Ukraine by Various Artists.
Bahia by Ana Carla Maza; Ghost Song by Cécile McLorin Salvant.
Steve Chandra Savale speaks to Subi Shah about music for spiritual change and social justice.
Louise Gray reviews albums from musician, composer and sitar player Bishi and multi-national quintet Monoswezi.
Folk music royalty Peggy Seeger speaks to Louise Gray about her life, her music, and her political activism.
Claire Fauset is on board with Arka Kinari, an extraordinary ecological live music project staged from the deck of a traditional sailing ship as it tours the world.
Louise Gray and Malcolm Lewis review Uprize! by Spaza and Zan by Liraz.
Lazinho and Lucas di Fiori of Brazil's famous Banda Olodum talk to Alessio Perrone about 40 years of drumming up change.
Louise Gray and Malcolm Lewis weigh up the eclectic sounds of Wild Wild East and the Karen Dalton Archives.
From Palestinian hip hop to the spoken word wizardry of South London, Malcolm Lewis and Louise Gray review sounds from around the globe
Louise Gray reviews the latest music releases by Songs of Our Native Daughters and Ibibio Sound Machine.
Louise Gray reviews the latest music releases by London-based quartet Skunk Anasie, and Bollywood star Farhan Akhtar.
Laibach have produced a version of The Sound of Music that you can march to, writes Louise Gray for the Mixed Media section.
Sound the People by Red Baraat;Crave by Léonie Pernet.
Front man Ian Curtis committed suicide in 1980, but the myth of Curtis and Joy Division lives on, Peter Kenworthy writes.
US singer-songwriter Nahko shares his experience of turning pain into positivity with Graeme Green.
‘The struggle is in the song, and the song is in the struggle.’ West Papuan musician Ronny Kareni explains the vital role of Melanesian culture in the fight for freedom.
The Sex Pistols' song helped reconnect rock music with culture, participation and rebellion around the world, writes Peter Kenworthy.
Rapper and poet Saul Williams talks to Chris Garrard about politics, prisoners and the power of imprecision.
The musician, activist and former child soldier gives a sombre assessment of life in South Sudan two years after independence.